That’s right, honey! Will & Grace (Channel 5) is back! After an 11-year hiatus, the snarky foursome are in Will’s apartment, playing a hyper-current game of Celebrity to remind us that we are in 2018. Unfortunately, there’s even more scope for gags now than in 1998. Will: “He’s a man but he’s aged into a lesbian.” Grace: “Newt Gingrich?” Will: “We want to love her but she makes it impossible.” Grace: “Caitlyn Jenner!”
The kind of man Karen worships is now president of the United States, but, apart from that, everything in the show – once credited with helping to educate Americans on same-sex marriage – is just the same. Ish. To get round the problem of reviving a classic but tired 90s network sitcom in the age of Trump,
As you can see from the image — a throwback, perhaps, to the character’s introduction to Will during a Season 1 elevator ride — Grace’s rival has not gone sane, so to speak, since her last appearance in Season 7. Or at least Karen and Jack don’t seem to think that she has, given the distance they’re keeping from her. The hitcom’s co-creators, Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, say that “2018 promises to be a year marked by unmoored insanity, and it’s in that spirit we’ve asked the divine Molly Shannon to be part of the second half of our first season back.”
“Will & Grace is one of the greatest comedy shows of our time, so we’re thrilled to see it return to TV screens,” said Katie Keenan, VP, Acquisitions, Channel 5 and Vimn UK. “With the hugely talented cast reprising their roles and tackling the issues of today with their razor-sharp wit, Will & Grace will become ‘must-see’ television in 2018. This deal follows the confirmation that The X-Files will return in early 2018, demonstrating our appetite for the best content across the world.”
Just over a decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, the announcement marks the highly anticipated return of comedy’s most fabulous foursome and the creative team behind them, including creators/executive producers, Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, and legendary director, James Burrows. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally
The actress, who made six appearances as Karen’s (played by Megan Mullally) nemesis Lorraine Finster during the NBC sitcom’s original run, will be making a guest appearance in next week’s episode.
“ was wonderful,” Driver, 47, exclusively tells People. “It was like I had left them all in the same place and I came back and found them all in the same place! It was very familiar and amazing. It was the exact same crew — everyone from hair and makeup to wardrobe. It’s such a family. It was absolutely amazing to be reunited with everyone.
It was classic “Will & Grace” — poking at a real-life issue and injustice, but with plenty of humor. The episode also happened to air the same week that Donald Trump made headlines for reportedly making a quip that Vice President Mike Pence wanted to “hang” all gays.
“How is that not somebody who’s gay?” Mutchnick said of Pence. “Who gives a shit about someone that much? It’s just crazy, I can’t imagine caring that much about who somebody sleeps with as long as they’re of age.”
Added co-creator David Kohan:
Founded by Will & Grace co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick with NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, the campaign donates a certain number of seats from every episode taping to various charities. Those organizations then use...
People has an exclusive sneak peek at this week’s episode, in which Harry Connick Jr. reprises his role as Grace’s ex-husband Leo.
In the scene, Grace (Debra Messing) wakes up in a hospital bed — only to be shocked to learn that Leo, who is still listed as her emergency contact, happens to be standing right in front of her.
“How heavy was that sedation?” she asks the nurse. “Because I feel like my ex-husband is standing right there.”
“I think I’m still listed as your emergency contact,
The two Dancing with the Stars pros have teamed up with Airbnb to offer a social impact experience in which fans can purchase a private ballroom dancing lesson with the engaged couple on Nov. 30 in Los Angeles for $200. All of the proceeds from the class will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Chla).
“Emma and I love Chla,” Farber, 33, tells People of his connection to the cause. “It’s very special. During the season we try to visit,
The cast of Will & Grace is busily promoting the series' revival by doing segments on every outlet they can find, but star Debra Messing wishes they'd avoided a segment on the show's home network. During the segment, Today host Megyn Kelly made a comment that Messing and many others intrepreted as insensitive to a gay fan of the series. In response, Messing said she was "dismayed" by the comment and suggested she wouldn't have participated if she'd known former Fox News host Kelly was going to be the interviewer.
Via The Hollywood Reporter.
One day after making an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today, the Today hour serving as Kelly's debut on the NBC morning show, Will & Grace star Debra Messing is speaking out against the former Fox News host.
Taking to her personal Instagram page,
Messing, 49, issued her take on the interview — and Kelly’s controversial comments — during an exchange with a fan Tuesday on Instagram.
“Why did you guys do the Megyn Kelly show? That’s a fail!” the commenter wrote.
“Honestly I didn’t know it was Mk until that morning,” Messing responded. “The itinerary just said Today Show appearance. Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments.”
Kelly, 46, debuted her morning show Megyn Kelly Today on Monday with a segment promoting the upcoming return
Approaching the new Will & Grace as an extension of where it left off, rather than where it began, makes it possible to look at the first three episodes and feel like creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan did a few...
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“I guess I would rather be a son of a bitch than the son of someone who was arrested at a Kkk rally,” responded Kohan when asked what we would think of being called a son of a bitch by Trump.
The opening scene of “Will & Grace” Season 9 — or Season 1 of the revival, or whatever NBC is intent on calling it — should strike fear in the hearts of any TV fan. As the core four bluntly brings viewers up to date on who’s single (everyone but Karen), who’s living together (Will and Grace), and who’s nonexistent (those kids from the series Season 8 finale), there’s a moment where Jack turns to the camera and speaks directly to the audience: “Got it?” he asks.
The triggered anxiety shouldn’t stem from the blunt exposition or an uncharacteristic fourth-wall break; it stems from how Jack’s rhetorical question to the audience at home is reminiscent of another ’90s sitcom revival which did the same thing: “Fuller House,” the worst of television’s zombie horde, featured a scene in Season 1 where the entire cast turned and stared blankly at the camera.
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